I have no idea what’s wrong.
My main level map and my main menu both crash the engine. I can’t even right click on them, hell, I can’t even delete them from the content browser, it crashes. I even restored 3 month old versions of them, still no go. I don’t think it’s an asset fault. Worst thing is there is no error report. It just, disappears. Neither 4.10 nor 4.11 can open these assets. On the other hand these exact same assets work if by themselves in a brand new project. I can only assume something went wrong with the engine. During downloading the 4.11 version I had several Code 0 errors and even had to restart my computer to get the installation going.
Unfortunately in my attempts to get the thing running again I converted all my 4.10 backups to 4.11, so I don’t have an example for the previous versions, but you’ll have to take my word for it that the projects always failed to open the main level. I avoided total asset loss by some miracle, but it is strange that even after verifying the engine install, any and all backups (including the in-project backups/autosaves) failed to load.
Granted this was a goofing around project. I was trying to make the worst, most boring and punishing game in the world. I was 95% done…now half the work is gone. Anyone have this happen to them as well? If so, how did you fix the problem? I’m thinking of getting some local backup software since I’m getting tired of copy/pasting projects manually into another folder. I don’t have the connection speed to run perforce, but I’ll gladly use it if it works as a local version control tool.
Just figured I’d let you guys know. I ended up making a brand new project and importing all the assets, since deleting the Confing/Intermediate folders in the original project didn’t help at all. Also, I had to name my new project differently, since using the exact same name also resulted in a failure.